Updated Tuesday 5th January
We are open and ready to serve our customers and keep you mobile!
During the January to March 2021 National Restrictions we will remain open and continue to carry out MOT tests and vehicle repairs and servicing. Road safety is important to all of us and we realise how important reliable personal transport is especially at this time. We will keep this under constant review.
If you are vulnerable because of age or health then please call us to discuss how we can help. We can arrange socially distanced drop off and if you need a waiting appointment we can offer an isolated waiting area and disinfect the contact surfaces inside your car when we finish.
If you are self isolating because you have symptoms then please do not come to the garage. We may be able to make arrangements to address any car related concerns, please do call us.
We are asking that we have no more than 1 person in reception at any time and that people keep a 2m distance between themselves at all times. Please do not lean on or over the reception counter. We are also asking that payment be made by card or bank transfer, with no cash or cheques.
Disinfectant wipes and sprays are available. Please ensure your car interior is clean and tidy and not a hazard to our staff that need to wrk on the car. If you could turn the internal heater blowers off when you get out, this will reduce the circulation of air when we get in your car.
Due to rules on close contacts, we are not able to share cars, so we are unable to give lifts to customers or to arrange local delivery and collection. We do still have courtesy cars available so please mention this at the time of booking to confirm availability.
The safety and wellfare of our staff is also a top priority so please bear with us if our normal service is altered.
All measures are subject to change without notice.
Notice from the Independent Garage Association:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that from 5th January, all of England will be placed under lockdown restrictions, including the closure of non-essential retail services and a “stay at home” instruction in law.
Business providing vehicle repairs and MOT services can remain open.
Government guidance states that you must not leave home unless you have a “reasonable excuse”, which is defined in law. Reasonable excuses for being outside the home include work (where this cannot be done from home), essential activities such as shopping, for exercise, and other permitted reasons set out in the guidance.
Businesses to close
All non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment) and market stalls selling non-essential goods.
These venues can continue to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.
Businesses which can remain open
Businesses which are permitted to remain open (whilst following Covid-secure guidelines) include, but are not limited to:
Automatic (but not manual) car washes
Vehicle repair and MOT services
Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
Under government guidance, travel is not permitted without a reasonable excuse. People are permitted to leave home to buy goods and services that they need, but this should be within your local area wherever possible. Travel for work is permitted, where you cannot reasonably work from home.